Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 73, 7107 yard, resort, inland links golf course.

Contact Information

The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01582 698856

Golf Pro: Craig Ferris | Tel: 01582 698856

Website: http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £32.50 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £39.00 per round *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 73 | 7107 yards | Resort | Inland Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation

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Visitors: All golfers are reminded that we enforce a strict dress code policy on the golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.89

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 251
Average Ratings
3.72 ... Overall Rating
3.68 ... The Course
3.50 ... Course Cond.
3.98 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.53 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.67 ... Pace of play
3.83 ... Hospitality.
3.23 ... Prac. Facil.
3.35 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

251 ratings & 143 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1547 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is sculpted amongst 250 acres of Capability Brown's stunning landscape, the course is sympathetic to the historical significance of the land. All tees and greens have been built to USGA specifications.


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Reviewed Sep 27 2020 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5

Good course, expensive place!

This was only my third visit to Luton Hoo, and the first when the trees were pretty much fully 'in leaf'. It was also the windiest day I've played there, or anywhere else this year! This made it very difficult to score, and the best any of our fourball could manage was 31 points, from our Club Champion!
The course itself is looking particularly good, and the greens were running quite quickly, which itself was a problem when the ball would not always stay still.
Where there are trees (which is about half the course, being the original 9 holes), the trees are magnificent and very imposing - don't get behind them, as it makes the holes very awkward.
The staff were all very friendly, and my only concern was the cost of the food (which was very good by the way). We had 3 bacon rolls which alone cost ?6.50 each, and the bill including tea/coffee came to over ?33 for just 3 of us. I think the cost of the round is probably a bit more than necessary as well, but that doesn't seem to stop the course getting quite busy as weekends.
Most people will be aware that there are no bunkers on the course (apparently they're not allowed to put any in), but there are enough humps and hollows around the greens and fairways to make the course hard. The rough looked fairly innocuous, and yet we lost a number of balls, and there were groups searching the rough all round the course. The locals abviously play a decent ball, as I found a ProV1 and TP5 on my way round, and finished with the same ball I started with. Advice is to take a provisional if you're a bit wayward.
All in all, I like the course, and will almost certainly be back at some stage, but hopefully on some kind of deal, as full cost is a bit prohibitive for a pensioner like me.
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Reviewed Sep 21 2020 by Tony V - rated 3 out of 5
Very nice hotel course a few holes have been squeezed in, greens very good and fast

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 108
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Reviewed Aug 31 2020 by Neil S - rated 3 out of 5

Worth a visit

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Reviewed Aug 3 2020 by Kevin B - rated 3 out of 5
course playing very well in summer months with fine greens but a bit uneven in places overall a nice course to play but no bunkers!!

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 85 Handicap: 8.7)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2020 by Andrew R - rated 4 out of 5

Great golf

Great golf course and in a lovely area. No bunkers but alot of water and a lovely 240 yard par 3 great day out

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: 16.7)
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Reviewed Jun 22 2020 by Scott M - rated 5 out of 5

A tough course but very enjoyable

Off of the completion tees it?s a touch course, especially if the wind is blowing.. however the tees and greens are fantastic, and the fairways, saplings and rough are all maturing well. Well worth playing!
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Reviewed Jun 7 2020 by Jiten P - rated 4 out of 5

Decent Flat course

After a long drive from the gate to club house which feels like it will never end, you are welcomed with a magnificent manor house followed by the club house which is outstanding. As for the course its pretty flat and not so challenging. But the overall experience is good.
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Reviewed May 29 2020 by M E - rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful setting. Fair course.

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 93 Handicap: 19.6)
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Reviewed May 18 2020 by Martin W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 12 2020 by Peter K - rated 4 out of 5

parkland course

Jan 2020, considering the wet weather, the course is holding up excellently. The ground keeping team are providing a superb conditioned playing surface.
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Reviewed Jan 10 2020 by Robert M - rated 3 out of 5
Very good course. Well worth a visit. The lack of bunkers remains a unique feature. Work in recent years to reduce amount of knee high rough has made the course much more playable and less penal for the higher handicapper.
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Reviewed Nov 17 2019 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
I last played Luton Hoo in early 2013, when the new holes were very open, and there was little to define fairways/rough. There were a lot of newly planted trees then, but mainly all you could see were the pale green tubes that were protecting the new trees from being eaten by the wildlife. Moving on almost 7 years, and the trees now have some height to them, which defines some of the holes, although they will need a lot more growth to really make the front nine holes on the course anything other than very 'open'. The fact that there are no bunkers on the course, also means there is little to 'protect' the greens, no matter which direction you are approaching from. We played after some particularly wet weather, and there were a couple of temporary greens, which were nothing more than holes cut in the fairways just short of the greens themselves. The back nine holes are amongst very mature trees, so at this time of year, there were a lot of leaves on the ground, which did make for some lost balls for our society, which includes some players who are not that straight off the tee.

As we were a society, we did get a very good deal for our 18 holes, plus bacon roll & coffee/tea, on a weekend, but generally, the club is expensive to play without some form of deal. One of our number decided to order a breakfast, which cost over ?16, (including a built in service charge, which he objected to, because he had to wait so long for the food).

The course was far busier than when I last played, but everyone seemed to be moving along quite well despite time looking for wayward balls, so the pace of play was acceptable. It was surprisingly quiet for a course so close to Luton Airport and the M1, and apart from the newer holes, we could have been anywhere in deep countryside. There is a small pro-shop, but I thought the items on sale were again on the expensive side (e.g. a metal bag-tag and ball marker in a presentation box was ?25).

A few minor downsides. There were very few waste bins around, which meant people were leaving all sorts of rubbish at the tees, presumably to be picked up by greenkeeping staff later. This included an empty single malt bottle, and several plastic bottles. There were no tee signs, so if you didn't know where you were going, you couldn't check before playing. Since my last visit, there are now signs to the car park, but it is still easy to miss these, so if you're visiting to play golf - on the road into the facility, turn right before you reach the main house, go past the next building (this includes the 19th hole bar, pro shop etc), and the car park is on the left. Go as far as possible into the car park (down by the tennis courts) for the shortest walk to the pro shop and 19th bar.

The course has hosted a number of championship events, so they do have some long holes, which only our biggest hitters were getting near to hitting in 2, and that was with us playing from the yellow tees, some on which were very generously far forward of the usual tee placements. Apparently it's over 7,000 yards off the very back, but I don't think they generally allow play from those tees.

I would like to play the course during the summer (or at least late spring/early autumn), but I guess the deals would be fewer and further between at that time of year. Either way, I'm sure I will be back, so long as I don't have to pay the standard green fee.
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Reviewed Oct 29 2019 by Mathew T - rated 4 out of 5

Bunkerless

Great venue with some stunning scenery. If you like long par 3s then this is the course for you.
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Reviewed Oct 12 2019 by Andy T - rated 4 out of 5

Nice challenge

Very well kept, lengthy challenging course
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Reviewed Jul 21 2019 by James B - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course, great fairways and greens. Tee boxes could do with being a bit shorter but apart from that great course to play.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 113 Handicap: 28.4)
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Reviewed Jul 13 2019 by Archie D - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 6 2019 by Aaron - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyable Course

Nice course in good condition. Greens in reasonable nick but maybe slightly slow. Aprons and fairways in superb condition. The tees, semi rough and rough were slightly too long and could do with more regular cutting. Overall a very enjoyable round.
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Reviewed Jun 29 2019 by Michael A - rated 5 out of 5

Corporate game

A first class resort and good golf set up - the course itself is ok but could do with more features on the course. The facilities are first class. However, I do think they should invest more in the practice facilities. The pro is very good and welcoming and the attire in the shop is decent too. Overall i will be back to play this course but have played better

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 26 2019 by Jason K - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 26 2019 by Jason K - rated 4 out of 5
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